Shocked by revelations of mass killings in Darfur, and remembering the Holocaust and the world's record since, Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis challenged the Jewish people to honor the promise made following the Holocaust: "Never Again" would we be silent in the face of genocide. With that challenge, Jewish World Watch was established in October 2004 as a Jewish response to horrors perpetrated by human beings. This collaboration of nearly 60 Orthodox, Conservative, Reconstructionist and Reform synagogues throughout Southern California is dedicated to the mandate that Jews will never again stand idly, merely observing acts of inhumanity.
JWW mobilizes the community and helps to care for the victims of genocide, successfully sponsoring critical humanitarian projects in the refugee camps of Sudan and Chad. The isolated, hungry and battered people of Darfur are the immediate business of Jewish World Watch. If and when crises emerge in other countries, Jewish World Watch will expand its focus, responding to human rights abuses wherever and whenever they occur.
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